The Yellow Jackets and Tigers have not met since 2005
Thomas Smith extended his hitting streak to six games
Tech rookies Johnson and Wade Bailey drove in all seven runs
The game is live on ESPN3 at 6 p.m.
Rookie Kel Johnson was 4-for-5 and homered in his debut
2014 Baseball Team Photos
Had his season ended prematurely due to an arm injury... Had appeared in four games and made two starts before being shut down in early March... Was 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in his 13.1 innings of work... Made his season debut on Opening Day with a career-long relief stint of three shutout innings in the 17-3 win over St. John's... Surpassed that his career-long in innings, tossing 4.0 innings with a career-high four strikeouts in his first career start at Georgia Southern on 2/17... Made his second start at Auburn on 2/24 and absorbed a loss... Pitched 2.1 innings versus Ohio on 3/3 in his final appearance of the season.
Joined the Yellow Jackets as a walk-on and emerged as a key contributor to Georgia Tech's bullpen... Pitched in 13 games and finished the year with a 5.40 ERA... Seven of his 13 appearances were scoreless outings... Made his college debut by retiring the ninth in order in Tech's 7-3 win over UNCG on 2/21... Worked one inning of scoreless relief during Tech's 8-2 win over Bowling Green on 3/1... Pitched a scoreless ninth to close out Georgia Southern on 4/8... Recorded a career-high two strikeouts to close out Savannah State on 4/9... Struck out the side in a 1-2-3 ninth on 4/12 to close out a 12-4 win over No. 1 Florida State... Surrendered his first earned run of the year to Georgia on 4/15... Worked a career-long 2.2 scoreless innings of relief at NC State on 4/27, retiring eight of the nine hitters he faced and yielding just one infield single with two strikeouts... Matched his career-high with a 2.2 scoreless-inning stint against Virginia Tech on 5/4.
A two-year letterwinner for head coach Merle Elkins at Harrison High School ... An All-District pitcher his junior and senior seasons ... Pitched a no-hitter in summer baseball his junior year ... Chose Tech for its baseball program, academics, and location.
Full name is Benjamin Joeseph Schniederjans ... Born April 18, 1995 in Atlanta ... Son of Oliver and Linda Schniederjans .... Has an older brother Ollie, who is a member of the Tech golf team, and younger brother, Luke ... Majoring in business adminstration.